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Posted by: Scotty | 2008/09/23

Cold Sores/ Pimples?

Hello
I recently got pimple type things on the side of my mouth, and now I am paranoid that it could be cold sores.
I keep touching them or try pick them as would with a pimple, which is irritating them.

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This pic is from yesterday, it doesn' t seem as bad today though
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Appreciate your input
Thanks
Scotty

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Hi Scotty
This looks like a bacterial infection, not like cold sores - try Bactroban ointment on this. Cold sores start with itching/burning and develops into a blister not a pimple-like lesion. Don't pick at this as it is probably caused by staph aureus bacteria which is contagious and can spread to the rest of your face and hands.
Dr Bets

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